Business Portraits

The right portrait comes in different forms
for different professions!

A traditional head and shoulders on a simple background is a standard of any portrait sitting but beyond that comes the craft of identifying the subliminal message. Body language and expression can combine to create a powerful environmental image and equally can send a negative message if done incorrectly.

Ted O’Brien
LNP Candiate for the seat of Fairfax Ted O'Brien
LNP Candiate for the seat of Fairfax Ted O’Brien










The left image would appeal to a younger generation while the image on the right would appeal to a traditional mature demographic.

Professional Portraits need to convey the right message relevant to the professional skill.
As an example a Lawyer needs to demonstrate trust and knowledge, a Psychologist openness. This messaging comes from their expression and body Language.

Garland Waddington Solicitors
Eloff & Eloff Psychology










Environmental Portraits incorporate a story or element of the subject’s profession.

Anna Rubin - Artist
Anna Rubin – Artist
Editorial portrait for technology company







My starting point with a business portrait is to identify two things – what makes you different and who your target market is, from there I shape a portrait to convey that message and ensure the viewer perceives the right message and is drawn in a positive sense to your business and integrity. It’s about standing out from the crowd and it’s not necessarily about a smile.

View my complete Business Portrait Folio.